Recreation Options in Tyler, TX

Tyler, TX residents have access to several outdoor recreation opportunities such as parks, baseball fields and a zoo

By Kevin Litwin on January 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST

PHOTO CREDIT: Antony Boshier

A variety of outdoor activities keep Tyler residents on the go. Take a look at some of the outdoor recreational opportunities available here.


Tyler has become a destination for baseball tournaments, hosting such prestigious events as the Texas Elite Baseball Tournament and the Texas Little League Tournament. Each May, Tyler Junior College has hosted the NJCAA Junior College World Series, with the eight top Division III teams in the nation battling for six days at Mike Carter Field.

The newest addition to Tyler baseball is the East Texas Pump Jacks, a Texas Collegiate wooden bat league team. The team recently moved to Tyler from Kilgore and will play at UT Tyler's Irwin Field. For a full schedule, visit the East Texas Pump Jacks website.

College Sports

Fans of the Tyler Junior College Apaches can view an assortment of games and matches, with the men's teams participating in baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer and tennis; and the women's teams competing in basketball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.


Keeping golfers on their tees are five courses located within the Tyler city limits. Three of the courses are private: Hollytree Country Club, a par-72 measuring 6,805 yards; Cascades Golf Club, a par-71 spanning 7,142 yards; and Willow Brook Country Club, a par-71 stretching 6,500 yards. The two public facilities are Arrowhead Golf Club (par-72, 7,200 yards) and Pine Springs Golf Course (par-72, 6,800 yards).

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park spans 1,000 acres just north of the city and includes a 64-acre lake with a concrete boat-launch ramp, a 13-mile mountain bike trail, an amphitheater, a dining hall with a full kitchen and premium campsites. The park also has numerous hiking and biking trails with varying degrees of difficulty.

CIty Parks

Tyler Parks and Recreation oversees 25 parks, and some of the most visited are Bergfeld, Faulkner, Fun Forest, Lindsey, Noble E. Young, Woldert and Rose Rudman. Lindsey Park offers disc golf and a football field; Faulkner has a fishing pond; Noble E. Young features a skate ramp; Bergfeld has an amphitheater and a sprayground; Fun Forest and Woldert have swimming pools; and Rose Rudman has a walking/biking trail.

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